Jeep Grand Cherokee Vs. Honda Passport

By Justin Cupler | April 1st, 2019

Hey Jacksonville crossover and SUV shoppers, satisfy your spatial needs without a bulky minivan in the 2019 Grand Cherokee. Here at Garber Automall, we have the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee in stock with all the space you need and a heavy dose of performance in the SRT and Trackhawk models. How does this mean off-road machine stack up against the three-row 2019 Toyota Highlander? Find out below.

Exterior

The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee takes on more of an SUV design with its more upright body, higher ride height, and rugged grille. Plus, there is the added wrinkle of the performance models — SRT and Trackhawk — that add an extra dose of sportiness to this already stylish body.

The 2019 Honda Passport wears a far more crossover-like body that combined a more aerodynamic design with a touch of ruggedness. The Passport is Honda’s resident off-road rig, so it has a few touches of off-road-ready materials, including a black grille, black-plastic center bumper insert, black body cladding, and more. The Passport shows off its premium side in its upper two trims with LED headlights, solid-spoke wheels, and more.

In terms of size, the 2019 Grand Cherokee is shorter in length and height, but it has a significantly longer wheelbase, which helps with passenger room. Also setting the Grand Cherokee apart is its up to 10.8 inches of ground clearance with its optional air suspension.

 

Measurement 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2019 Honda Passport Difference
Length 189.8 inches 190.5 inches -0.7 inches
Width 76.5 inches 78.6 inches +2.1 inches
Height 67.9 to 69.3 inches 71.6 to 72.2 inches -3.7 to -2.9 inches
Wheelbase 114.7 inches 110.9 inches +3.8 inches
Ground Clearance 8.1 to 10.8 inches 7.5 to 8.1 inches +0.6 to +2.7 inches
Curb weight 4,513 to 5,434 pounds 3,959 to 4,237 pounds +554 to +1,197 pounds

 

Advantage: 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee

  • Smaller body is easier to park
  • Significantly more ground clearance
  • Sporty Trackhawk and SRT trims

Advantage: 2019 Toyota Highlander

  • Looks sharp
  • Limited model boasts a luxurious aura

Interior

Inside, the 2019 Passport and 2019 Grand Cherokee offer tons of room, but the Passport’s larger body gives it more space in every major measurable. Same goes in the cargo area.

In terms of styling, the 2019 Honda Passport features a straight crossover design with its sedan-like dashboard that includes plenty of swoops and curves. It also keeps clutter minimized with its push-button transmission and concise climate-control interface. Though there is nothing overly exciting about the 2019 Honda Passport’s cabin, there is nothing so obnoxious it’ll scare buyers away.  

Inside the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee, its base model is basic, but it has a larger touchscreen, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and more to give it a more premium look and feel. Plus, as you move through its sporty trims — the SRT and Trackhawk — you get a sportier looking cabin with bolstered seats, upgraded materials, and plenty of contrast stitching.

Measurement 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2019 Honda Passport Difference
Front headroom 39.9 inches 40.1 inches -0.2 inches
Front legroom 40.3 inches 40.9 inches -0.6 inches
Front shoulder room 58.7 inches 62 inches -3.3 inches
Front hip room 57 inches 59.1 inches -2.1 inches
Second row headroom 39.2 inches 40.1 inches -0.9 inches
Second row legroom 38.6 inches 39.6 inches 1 inches
Second row shoulder room 58 inches 61.9 inches -3.9 inches
Second row hip room 56.2 inches 57.3 inches -1.1 inches
Cargo capacity (behind second row) 36.3 cubic feet 41.2 cubic feet -4.9 cubic feet
Cargo capacity (second row folded) 68.3 cubic feet 77.9 cubic feet -9.6 cubic feet

 

Advantage: 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee

  • Sporty SRT and Trackhawk models
  • Larger standard touchscreen
  • More luxury at a lower cost

Advantage: 2019 Honda Pilot

  • Roomier seats
  • Huge cargo area

Performance

SUVs and crossovers are generally not known for great straight-line speed, but the Grand Cherokee is far from your typical SUV. In its base level, things aren’t too exciting with its V-6 engine that sits just shy of 300 horsepower, but things only get wilder from there. The craziness starts with a 360-horsepower HEMI V-8 that sprints this SUV to 60 mph in just 6.5 seconds and tops out with a 707-horsepower 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 that sprints this Jeep SUV to 60 mph in a supercar-rivaling 3.5 seconds.

What’s more, its top-level sport models — the 475-horsepower SRT and 707-horsepower Trackhawk — also have the chassis to handle cornering better than most vehicles their size.

The 2019 Honda Passport has nothing on the V-8-powered Grand Cherokee models, but it comes within 15 horsepower of the base Grand Cherokee.

 

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2019 Honda Passport Difference
Engine 3.6-liter V-6 3.5-liter four-cylinder
Horsepower 295 hp at 6,400 rpm 280 hp at 5,800 rpm +15 hp
Torque 260 lb-ft at 4,000 rpm 262 lb-ft at 4,200 rpm -2 lb-ft
0-60 time 7.6 seconds
Towing capacity 6,200 pounds 5,000 pounds +1,200 pounds
MPG City 18-19 mpg 20 mpg 1 to -2 mpg
MPG Highway 25-26 mpg 25 mpg +0 to 1 mpg
MPG Combined 21 mpg 22 mpg 1 mpg
Engine 5.7-liter HEMI V-8
Horsepower 360 hp at 5,150 rpm
Torque 390 lb-ft at 4,250 rpm
0-60 time 6.5 seconds
Towing capacity 7,200 pounds
MPG City 14 mpg
MPG Highway 22 mpg
MPG Combined 17 mpg
Engine 3.0-liter V-6 turbo-diesel
Horsepower 240 hp at 3,600 rpm
Torque 420 lb-ft at 2,000 rpm
0-60 time 7.9 seconds
Towing capacity 7,400 pounds
MPG City 22 (2018)
MPG Highway 30 (2018)
MPG Combined 25 (2018)
Engine 6.4-liter HEMI V-8
Horsepower 475 hp at 6,000 rpm
Torque 470 lb-ft at 4,300 rpm
0-60 time 4.4 seconds
Towing capacity 7,200 pounds
MPG City 13 mpg
MPG Highway 19 mpg
MPG Combined 15 mpg
Engine 6.2-liter supercharged V-8
Horsepower 707 hp at 6,000 rpm
Torque 645 lb-ft at 4,800 rpm
Towing capacity 7,200 pounds
0-60 time 3.5 seconds
MPG City 11 mpg
MPG Highway 17 mpg
MPG Combined 13 mpg

 

Advantage: 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee

  • Potent SRT and Trackhawk models
  • Big towing advantage

Advantage: 2019 Honda Passport

  • Better fuel economy
  • Sedan-like drive

Pricing and Features

The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee lineup has seven trim levels — Laredo, Limited, Trailhawk, Overland, Summit, SRT, and Trackhawk — and their starting prices range from $31,945 to $86,900.

 

The 2019 Honda Passport has a simpler four-trim lineup: Sport,  EX-L, Touring, and Elite Their starting prices range from $31,990 to $43,680.

2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Key Feature and Pricing by Trim

Laredo: $31,945

  • 3.6-liter V-6 engine
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Eco suspension
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • 17-inch silver aluminum wheels
  • Body-color grille
  • Body-color rear spoiler
  • Automatic quad-halogen headlights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Fog lights
  • Power, heated mirrors
  • Black roof molding
  • Variable-intermittent, speed-sensitive wipers
  • Fixed-intermittent rear wiper
  • 7-inch driver-information display
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 12-volt outlet in cargo area
  • Eight cargo tie-down hooks
  • Overhead console with sunglasses holder
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat
  • Cloth seats
  • Front-passenger fold-flat seat
  • Manual seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Steering-wheel-mounted controls
  • Tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
  • Two USB ports
  • Two 12-volt power outlets in front
  • Six-speaker audio system
  • Uconnect 4 infotainment system
  • 7-inch touchscreen
  • Off-Road Pages
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Keyless ignition
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Hill-start assist
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Rearview camera
  • Rain Brake Support
  • Ready Alert Braking
  • Trailer-sway control

 

Limited: $39,195

  • All Laredo features, plus
  • Bright exhaust tip
  • Body-color fascia with bright inserts
  • Memory mirrors with auto-dimming feature
  • Remote ignition
  • Bright roof rails
  • 18-inch premium painted wheels
  • Cargo area cover
  • Power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
  • Two-position memory driver’s seat and power tilt steering wheel
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Leather seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated second-row seats
  • Eight-way power front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • 115-volt power outlet
  • SiriusXM radio
  • Uconnect 4C NAV infotainment system
  • 8.4-inch touchscreen
  • Navigation
  • Dual USB charging ports
  • Security alarm
  • Universal garage door opener

 

Trailhawk: $44,295

  • All Limited features, plus
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Normal-duty suspension
  • Selec-­Speed/Hill-­ascent control
  • Selec-­Terrain traction management system
  • Quadra-­Lift Air suspension system
  • Heavy-duty engine cooling
  • Class IV receiver
  • Four-and seven-pin towing wiring harnesses
  • Rear load-­leveling suspension
  • 18-inch off-road aluminum wheels
  • Body-color front fascia
  • Neutral Grey grille
  • Power-folding side mirrors with integrated turn signals
  • Neutral Grey roof rack
  • Trailhawk leather/suede seats
  • SiriusXM Traffic Plus
  • SiriusXM Traffic Link
  • 506-watt, nine-speaker Alpine premium audio system
  • Selec-­Speed Control

 

Overland: $45,995

  • All Limited features, plus
  • Headlight washers
  • Automatic high-beam headlights
  • Bi-xenon HID headlights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED fog lights
  • Power-folding mirrors with integrated turn signals
  • Dual-pane panoramic sunroof
  • 20-inch aluminum wheels
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Perforated Nappa leather seating
  • Power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
  • Wood-and-leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • SiriusXM Traffic Plus
  • SiriusXM Travel Link
  • 506-­watt, nine-speaker Alpine premium audio system

 

Summit: $52,290

  • All Overland features, plus
  • Bright grille insert
  • LED fog lights
  • 20-inch aluminum wheels
  • Deluxe cargo compartment
  • Perforated Natura Plus leather-­trimmed seating with smooth Natura Plus leather bolsters
  • Harman Kardon 19-­speaker, 825-­watt sound system
  • Adaptive cruise control with full stop
  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Parallel and perpendicular park
  • Rear cross-traffic monitoring

 

SRT: $68,395

  • All Summit features, plus
  • 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 engine
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Dual bright exhaust tips
  • Selec-­Trac traction management system
  • Active dampers
  • Quadra-­Trac Active On Demand
  • Body-color fascia with bright inserts
  • Black grille
  • Black roof molding
  • 20-inch Satin Carbon split-spoke wheels
  • Leather/perforated suede SRT seats
  • Leather-wrapped performance steering wheel
  • Nine-speaker, 506-watt  Alpine premium audio system
  • Performance pages

 

Trackhawk: $86,900

  • All SRT features, plus
  • 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 engine
  • Bright quad-tip exhaust
  • Body-color fascia with gloss-black inserts
  • 20-inch forged polished-face wheels
  • Suede/Nappa performance seats

2019 Toyota Highlander Key Features and Pricing by Trim

Sport: $31,990

  • 3.5-liter V-6 engine
  • Nine-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • 20-inch split-spoke gloss-black wheels
  • Idle stop
  • Eco Assist
  • Active noise cancellation
  • Hill-start assist
  • Remote ignition
  • Electric power steering
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED brake lights
  • LED fog lights
  • Auto-on/off headlights with LED low beams
  • Dual exhaust tips
  • Tinted rear glass
  • Intermittent rear wiper
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Gloss-black power mirrors
  • Body-color door handles
  • Body-color rear spoiler
  • Smart entry
  • Sunglasses holder
  • Keyless ignition
  • Power door locks
  • Power windows
  • Tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
  • Rear heater ducts
  • Cargo area lights
  • Steering-wheel-mounted controls
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • One-touch 60/40 split-folding rear seats
  • 5-inch color touchscreen
  • 1.0-amp USB audio interface
  • Seven-speaker, 215-watt audio system
  • Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming
  • Speed sensitive audio
  • One 2.5-amp USB charging port in center console
  • Two 12-volt power outlets
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Road-departure mitigation
  • Forward collision warning
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Automatic high-beam headlights
  • Multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines

 

EX-L: $36,410

  • All Sport features, plus
  • 20-inch split-spoke Pewter Gray alloy wheels
  • Multi-angle rearview camera with Dynamic guidelines
  • Heated mirrors with integrated LED turn signals
  • Power moonroof
  • Walk-away auto lock
  • Memory mirrors with reverse-gear tilt-down
  • Power liftgate
  • Acoustic windshield
  • Power windows with one-touch-up/down front glass
  • Illuminated front vanity mirrors
  • HomeLink universal garage door opener
  • Integrated second-row sunshades
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Two-position memory for driver’s seat and side mirrors
  • Four-way power passenger’s seat
  • 10-way power driver’s seat
  • Leather seating
  • Heated front seats
  • Two second-row 2.5-amp power ports
  • One 12-volt power outlet in cargo area
  • 8-inch high-resolution touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • CabinControl Remote compatibility
  • SMS text messaging function
  • SiriusXM radio
  • HD Radio
  • In-car Wi-Fi
  • 2.5-amp USB interface in front console
  • Blind-spot monitoring

 

Touring: $39,280

  • All EX-L features, plus
  • 20-inch solid-spoke Pewter Gray wheels
  • Hands-free power liftgate
  • Acoustic side glass
  • Roof rails
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • LED headlights with auto-on/off
  • Front-row courtesy lights
  • White ambient lighting
  • Front and rear heated seats
  • Satellite-linked navigation system with HD Digital Traffic
  • 115-volt power outlet
  • 540-watt premium audio system with 10 speakers

 

Elite: $43,680

  • All Touring features, plus
  • All-wheel drive
  • Snow, Sand, and Mud modes
  • 20-inch solid-spoke gloss-black wheels
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Power-folding mirrors
  • LED map lights
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Wireless phone charger

 

Who Should Buy the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee?

The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee is perfect for buyers who want to go off-road but still want some luxury. Also, with its performance variants, the Grand Cherokee is great for gearheads who want to haul their family and tail.  

Who Should Buy the 2019 Toyota Highlander?

The Toyota Highlander and its three rows are great for larger families who need extra space for the family and cargo.  

 

Come to Garber Automall to see how the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee can tackle the trails and tracks of the Orange Park area in the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Whether you want to pull away from sports cars at a stop light or travel to the lake for some finishing, the 2019 Grand Cherokee has a model for you. Can’t make it to Garber Automall serving the Jacksonville, Fleming Island, and Green Cove Springs today? Navigate to our online inventory page to see what 2019 Grand Cherokee models we have in stock today and schedule a test drive for later.